Upwardly Global: Bridging the Opportunity Gap for Skilled Immigrants

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Upwardly Global, also known as "UpGlo," is working to combat this disparity. Although that plant was considered a model employer for refugees at the time, Jane met employees who included a former engineer from Iraq and a surgeon from Bosnia. Currently operating in Chicago, New York, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Silver Spring, Maryland, Upwardly Global also supports clients across the U.S. All images used with permission of Upwardly Global © 2017.

Changing the World: TechSoup's Newest Global Partner

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Ok, now add to the mix a liberal dose of several years of strong economic growth and modernization, a GDP ranked 17 th in the world, a youth population (12 to 24 year olds) representing a third of the total population, and a growing reputation as one of the most promising IT sectors globally, and do you know where that will land you? In addition to Syria and Iraq, these are Bulgaria, Greece, Georgia, Armenia, Iran, and the Azerbaijani exclave: Nakhchivan. (If Are you sitting down?!

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Nonprofit Blog Highlight: Global Fund for Women

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That's an excerpt from a speech given by Muadi Mukenge the Global Fund for Women's Program Officer for Africa, at the Darfur Day of Conscience. It was turned into a post for the Global Fund for Women's blog. The Global Fund for Women is a grantmaking foundation that supports women's human right's organizations all over the world.

The Global Fund for Women: An Interview with Kavita Ramdas

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Kavita Ramdas, President and CEO, Global Fund for Women. Kavita Ramdas is the President and CEO of the nonprofit, the Global Fund for Women. I think it's worth it (: Kavita Ramdas: The Global Fund for Women is the largest independent, publicly supported grant-making foundation to advance women's human rights internationally. I just saw a remarkable film made about a grantee organization that the Global Fund had supported for many years in Liberia.

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The Steep Challenges of Philanthropy to the Muslim World

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TechSoup Global’s Dara Westling attended the recent Global Donors Forum in Washington, D.C. She is our vice president of development alliances and global media for TechSoup Global’s domestic and international programs. She is often on the road traveling to far-flung places negotiating strategic deals on behalf of the TechSoup Global Network and our now 51 partners around the world. We connect the local with global resources.”

The Future Today: Empowering youth via social media

Amy Sample Ward

Habbo’s InfoBus re: curbing violence against gay teens; developing understanding via the Matthew Shepard Foundation visiting ‘in-world’ or the War Child Int’l foundation partnership to focus in-world on kids impacted by violence in Afghanistan, Iraq, Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda etc. they hosted a cool “virtual Global Peace&# gathering inside their world to coincide w/last fall’s UN discussion of same: [link] )&# - from Amy at Shaping Youth.

50 Nonprofits To Be Grateful For This Thanksgiving

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Because in a global society all our human rights need to be fought for and protected. Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. American Diabetes Association. Because 1 in 12 Americans have diabetes. Facebook || Twitter || YouTube || Google+ || LinkedIn || Flickr. Americans for the Arts. Because without art our children’s minds will not grow to comprehend life beyond the obvious. Facebook || Twitter || YouTube || LinkedIn || Flickr.

The Davos Blur

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In the morning, I attended a session put on by the Young Global Leaders with six interesting proposals. I next attended a session on global biodiversity, and ended up talking to two of the three speakers afterwards about our Miradi project and about the software idea from my friends at Waste Concern. The Davos scene is nonstop: it starts with breakfast meetings at 8 am and ends typically after midnight.

50 Nonprofits To Be Grateful For This Thanksgiving

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Because in a global society all our human rights need to be fought for and protected. Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. View Larger. In the spirit of gratitude and giving and in celebration of the American holiday of Thanksgiving , below is a list of 50 nonprofits that serve American society. Of course 50 is just a tiny percentage of the nonprofits that work and sacrafice to make our country a better place to live.

Great reads from around the web on December 15th

Amy Sample Ward

Here's just on that's got me thinking: "We're now beginning to experience a shift from a global-objective index of needs and providers to a personal-subjective one." After massive leaks of documents on the Iraq and Afghan wars and diplomatic cables from around the world, Wikileaks has demonstrated that it is a formidable threat to American legitimacy and power. I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day.

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Three Fabulous Conversations

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We then spent an hour in a wide ranging and stimulating conversation about the new Fund, its first grants, how to help social entrepreneurs we both know and admire, the energy coming from college and grad students eager to make a difference and the challenges of bringing more measured conversations back into a global society faced with enormous issues with significant uncertainty. The WEF is all about having a critical mass of incredible people.

Are you celebrating Giving Tuesday? These NTEN Members are!

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Giving Tuesday is a movement to create a national day of giving to kick off the giving season added to the calendar on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday. The second annual GivingTuesday is on December 3rd and we''ve found 124 NTEN Members that are participating! You can support NTEN in Giving Tuesday and join Beth Kanter for a live discussion of collective philanthropy - get the details here. Check out the 124 NTEN Members participating in Giving Tuesday below.

Must Hear Speech from Barack Obama and the Power of Podcasting

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Most weeks his podcast is a direct chat with his listeners, but this week he posted a recent speech, "Moving Forward in Iraq" that he gave at the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations. Moving Forward in Iraq Tuesday, November 22, 2005 Senator Barack Obama Chicago Council on Foreign Relations Chicago, IL Good afternoon. What do we want to accomplish now that we are in Iraq, and what is possible to accomplish? Every American wants to see a peaceful and stable Iraq.

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Change.org is Hiring Bloggers for Social Action Blog Network

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Hey all you do-good bloggers! Ben Rattray of Change.org wanted me to let you know that they are hiring bloggers. Positions are part-time, paid and start in June. To apply, go to [link]. I've pasted the blurb below: Hiring Bloggers for Change.org! Want to blog on an issue you are passionate about for an audience of hundreds of thousands of activists and nonprofit leaders? Want to create the premier online space for your issue and become a leading voice for social action?

The Craig Newmark Beneblog Interview

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Also working with Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America to help get them the respect and services they deserve, working on reform of the VA. Q: What’s your advice to them on going local vs. national vs. global? A: Think globally, act locally is the cliche, but there's a lot to it. Just had a good conversation this morning with Craig Newmark of Craigslist and the Craigslist Foundation.

Good Magazine Wants You To Do Good!

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Acumen Fund is a non-profit global venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of global poverty. Ashoka 's mission is to shape a citizen sector that is entrepreneurial, productive and globally integrated. Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America , founded in June 2004, is the nation's first and largest group dedicated to the Troops and Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Entrepreneurship and Internet Diplomacy in the Muslim and Arab World

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We are also engaging with the Government of Iraq through the development of new web portals that will assist with project management and connecting with citizens of the country. Speakers included Pradeep Ramamurthy , the National Security Council's Senior Director for Global Engagement and Farouk Shami , a Palestinian-American businessman, who founded a large Houston-based company that produces hair-care and spa products.

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Ice Bucket Challenge: Can Other Nonprofits Reproduce It?

Beth Kanter

In deck above, you will see a graph that shows that the Ice Bucket Challenge had more search volume than other news such as Ferguson and Iraq during the last few weeks. This shows the importance of timing and playing off current events. Kevin Conroy who works for Global Giving created a quiz about ALS to help everyone learn more about.

Ask Britt: How can I combine the creative arts with social impact?

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Due to the fact that the focus of these media corporations is on creating profits rather than social justice, the many answers that we demand as conscious global citizens become conditional. By linking artisans to new markets and buyers to culturally meaningful and innovative products, ATA provides needed economic opportunities to artisans while preserving the beauty of global handmade crafts."

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Social Media for Good and Evil, Strong and Weak Ties, Online/Offline,and Orgs and Networks

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How the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America is using the web to bring back together their band of brothers and sisters. One, the key issue facing activists who wish for real social change is the mismatch between the scale of our problems (global) and the natural scale of our sociality (local).

Virtual Platforms for Good: Empowering Individuals

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He talked about Iraq, and said it was important, but there is enough media coverage of it all ready, and he feels nothing could be done in the short term. Over at the Global Kids Blog , Barry Joseph reports that: One teen quote in particular, from, Anthony Pomeray, summed up the effect the event had on many who participated: "After hearing the conversation Philip had today, I just feel like I want to be part of something to help mankind." Photo UgoTrade Blog.

$100,000 Grant: Polls Still Open in the Peace Primary - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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Also in the running and campaigning hard are (in alphabetical order) Center for Arms Control and Nonproliferation; Citizens for Global Solutions, Faithful Security; Genocide Intervention Network; Global Green USA; National Religious Campaign Against Torture; and Women’s Action for New Directions.

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Interview with Zainab Salbi, Founder of Women for Women International

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We work in countries like Congo, Rwanda, Sudan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Kosovo, among others. I grew up in Iraq during Saddam's time, and during the time in which we had the war with Iran. Saving ourselves is part of saving humanity and saving the world, I feel, especially with the discussion of women because it is such a global issue. With finances a little tight this year, I've had to reduce the number of organizations I'm donating to in 2009.

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Women of Color Resource Center: An Interview with Anisha Desai

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The Women of Color Resource Center has been around for a little over 17 years and we are a pretty impressive place, I think, because we are one of the very few places in the nation, and globally, that holds the interest of women of color, and girls of color as a central piece of our work. military policies globally, not just what's happening with women domestically.

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Self-Censorship for Museum Professionals

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Fight global warming by making the museum café 100% vegan. There are lots of things visitors can’t do in museums. But what about the things that museum professionals can’t (or feel they can’t) do? This week at the ASTC conference, Kathy McLean, Tom Rockwell, Eric Siegel and I presented a session called “You Can’t Do That in Museums!” in which we explored the peculiarities of self-censorship in the creation of museum exhibitions.

Mom in the Movement: Lisa Russ of the Movement Strategy Center

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He was born two months before Katrina, which sort of crystallized for a lot of people fears about global warming, and also fears about the inadequacies of our government and our systems to respond to needs. The other thing that happened as part of the transition to motherhood was understanding global life through the eyes of a mother and a parent. How do you balance working for social change, with the work of being a mom?

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Alli Chagi-Starr, Art in Action/Ella Baker Center, Podcast Interview Transcription

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How do we stop violence and how do we eradicate poverty in our communities, and uplift people, and how do we also do that in a way that respects the environment, that looks at innovation, and that addresses issues like global warming and peak-oil and environmental racism? He's an ex-Marine, has two sons in Iraq, is a arch Republican and right winger. Today's Big Vision Podcast transcript is from an interview with arts activist, Alli Chagi-Starr.

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Solutionary Women: Alli Chagi-Starr, Ilyse Hogue, Melinda Kramer and Reem Rahim

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Through a series of events and happenings in my life, I ended up at Greenpeace for a while, and then I spent seven years at the Rainforest Action Network, where I was a program director, and sort of birthed, with a wonderful core of support, what we called our Global Finance Campaign, which created pressure on Wall Street executives to think about where their investments were going, and put environmental and human rights greens on their investments.

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